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  • Holy Rosary School 1043 Lake Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 218-847-5306 www.holyrosarycs.org Fax: 218-847-6367

    Holy Rosary School The Catholic School of Holy Rosary Church

    The Parish School of Holy Rosary

    “Where Faith and Education Meet”

    Information Packet 2020-2021

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    HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    MISSION STATEMENT Holy Rosary Parish School community is rooted in

    the Word and energized with the Spirit of Jesus

    Christ. We cultivate our community to live as

    Jesus taught within the Catholic tradition. We

    strive to build Gospel values and promote academic

    excellence.

    PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT • Holy Rosary School community believes

    in the promotion of a Faith Community

    of love and compassion and the procla-

    mation of the Gospel Message

    • We strive toward Academic Excellence

    and Spiritual Growth by providing

    opportunities which promote the overall

    well-being of each student

    • We encourage open Communication to

    help our students develop their potential

    in all areas

    • Students are led to discover the gift of

    their individual uniqueness and develop

    a positive Self-Concept

    • Students are invited to develop Christian

    attitudes and encouraged to live the

    values of Peace, Justice, and Service

    that are rooted in our Catholic Tradition

    “Where Faith & Education Meet”

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider

    ACCREDITATION Holy Rosary Catholic School is

    accredited through the Minnesota

    Nonpublic School Accrediting

    Association. This organization

    monitors the work of our school

    through self-study and long range

    planning.

    The state of Minnesota and the

    United States Congress have

    enacted laws related to health,

    safety and compulsory attendance

    that apply to nonpublic schools as

    well as public schools. Holy Rosary

    is in compliance with these laws and

    keeps appropriate documentation on

    file.

    HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL PLEDGE I pledge for myself, my family, my school, and

    my country to be the best person I can be, to

    learn all that I can learn and to treat others

    as I would like them to treat me.

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    Welcome to Holy Rosary School

    Msgr. Tim McGee, Superintendent and Pastor Dear Parents,

    Thank you for your interest in Holy Rosary Catholic School.

    At Holy Rosary we are blessed to have a school filled with exceptional and caring teachers, administrators and staff members whose desire is to help form our students not just academically but as entire person. Here at Holy Rosary our students benefit from strong teachers, small class sizes and a faith filled environment where our Catholic Faith is lived and Jesus and His teachings are shared. It is the great gift of our school that we are able to teach our students the academic knowledge and skills that they need to succeed while at the same time helping to form them in faith, service and community.

    As I reflect back on my own Catholic School education I see what a great gift it was for me to be able be in a place where all aspects of life (academic, social, spiritual, etc.) were taught at the same time. My Catholic School Education was a great gift given to me by my parents and I cannot thank them enough nor can I say enough about all the wonderful teachers that I had during my time in Catholic School.

    Thank you, again, for considering Holy Rosary Catholic School for your children.

    Peace and God Bless, Msgr. Tim McGee

    Cathy Larson, Principal Dear Parents, Thank you for considering Catholic education and Christian formation for your child. It could be one of the best investments you could ever make for your child’s future. Faith development, academic excellence, and dedication to service are key elements to Catholic education and set our school apart from other edu- cational options. There are many aspects to reflect upon as you consider the op- tion of Holy Rosary School: we offer a school environment that provides a fami- ly-like atmosphere, small class sizes which allow for one-on-one attention, dedi- cated teachers with experience and knowledge, a faith-based curriculum & high academic standards, a commitment to service, and most importantly, a Catholic identity where all are welcome to pray and live the Gospel.

    We are glad to share our school with Holy Rosary Parish and the Detroit Lakes community as we teach to the needs of each child and provide academic, spiritual, social, and emotional growth. We believe in sup- porting the parents as the child’s first teacher and in keeping communication between home and school a priority to nurture and prepare our students for their high school years. Holy Rosary students graduate from 8th grade prepared to meet the moral and physical demands of the world around them. The best way to experience Holy Rosary School is to “come and see”. Call and let us know when you would like to visit. Ask parents who have their children attending Holy Rosary how they feel about their experience. Pray about your decision. We are here to support you in providing positive growth experienc- es for your child. Thank you for considering Holy Rosary School for your child’s educational needs, and we look forward to being a part of your family’s life for years to come! God bless, Cathy Larson

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    KEY BENEFITS OF OUR SCHOOL

     104 Years in our Detroit Lakes Community  Faith Filled Environment  Excellence in Academics

     Opportunities in Extra Curricular Activities  Stewardship as a Way of Life

     Scholarships  Family Friendly Community

    Our Choice

    “We chose to send our daughter to Holy Rosary School because our faith plays such an im- portant role in our family life. We love that faith can be a part of her every day education!” Former Parent “Catholic school teachers, staff, and administration are privileged to help our students grow in every way; cognitively, morally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. We truly have the ability to nurture the whole child, which is a unique quality that public schools cannot offer.” Cathy Larson, Principal “ Our students have proven to be prepared for high school, have great note taking skills and are better adjusted to classroom routines that require self discipline and cooperation. “ Kathleen Klindt, Former Principal

    Open to All We accept students and families from all religious backgrounds. Students living

    within the Detroit Lakes School District may use the public school buses.

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    Preschool

    Kindergarten

    We pride ourselves in building a strong foundation for our preschool students. We offer hands- on center exploration through both structured and free-choice play. Play is an important part of child development; we teach appropri- ately joining play, sharing, taking turns, accepting others’ ideas, resolving conflict and bringing our imagination to life. Children are introduced to prayer and beginner Bible stories. Our curriculum is a combination of the Minnesota Early Learning Standards and the Happily Ever After curriculum. The Happily Ever After curric- ulum progresses into the curriculum utilized in Kindergarten through 2nd grade at Holy Rosary. The full-day preschoolers have use of the gym, library, and computer lab as part of our weekly rou- tine.

    Our mission in kindergarten is to provide students with experiences that develop the whole child-spiritedly, physically, emotionally, and cogni- tively. We aim to help children become a growing part of the communi- ty and develop a loving relationship with God and others. We teach and expect appropriate manner and social skills! Our goal is to help students develop the gifts and knowledge that they have been blessed with through hands-on activities, developmentally appropriate and differenti- ated learning experiences. We want our students to know that they are special to all who know and love them. Rowland Reading SuperKids Reading Program utilizes fun interactive characters to master the al- phabet and literacy concepts. The "Progress in Mathematics" curricu-

    lum focuses on introducing and cementing basic math concepts in order to form a firm academic foundation. The curriculum also focuses on hands-on applied math. We have gym every day and at least 30 minutes of free time. Computer and Music classes take place two times a week. Special Kindergarten Experiences: • Tamarac Wildlife Refuge Fieldtrip to observe seasonal changes and explore nature in a hands-on

    way, Classroom cooking projects, Gardening, Multi-age group partner projects including making imovie videos and publishing our own storybook

    In first grade, we put a strong focus on reading skills. We have an excel- lent reading program called “The Superkids.” This program incorporates

    reading, spelling, phonics, handwriting, and creative writing for consistent learning throughout the day. After Christmas, we also use the Accelerated Reading Program. This program promotes inde- pendent reading at the level appropriate for each child and measures their growth. Our classroom has an interactive Smart Board that integrates technology into all subject areas. In Religion, we learn